Grasping the Love of Christ

“If we grasp the full love of Christ we won’t grab at other things to fill us”.  I remember reading this in a book by Lysa Terkeurst entitled Uninvited.

Lysa’s quote reminded me of a time in my life when all I did was long for love. I searched constantly for someone that could fill the longings for love and acceptance that I felt I had lacked since childhood. I so desperately needed someone that could heal the wounds in my life. The wounds that seemed so deep that they felt as if they were oozing the life right out of me. Little did I know the One that could do all of that was there with me the whole time.

I had excepted Christ as my personal Savior when I young, but I now know it wasn’t enough to just be saved. I needed to grasp His love for me in order for Him to fully change my life. In doing so, Christ filled all of those longings and desires. Those deep wounds started to heal because for the first time in my life I started to realize and notice His love for me. My constant pursuit for love and acceptance had come to an end. Finally, I could rest from the exhaustion of the search.

The only way to know Christ intimately is through His Word and through prayer. Without these two things, we will never learn of His character. Without these things, we will never draw close to Him and know His love for us.

I’m so thankful for that day so many years ago, that He gave me another chance to fall in love with Him all over again! My life will never be the same.

…I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.” ~ Jeremiah 31:3

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